A co-worker of mine just learned that a relative received a diagnosis of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and sooner or later, nearly everyone will know someone affected by the disease.
Unless people are willing to take time to educate themselves about breast cancer: how to prevent it, how to protect yourself against it and what to do if you think you might have it or be more likely to be at risk for it.
This week’s list, found in Woman’s Day magazine, is 20 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer. You may think you know all there is to know about breast cancer. Read the list anyway.
You may read it and realize that you do know all 20 items. Share the list with a friend and have them read it.
Education is a critical part of prevention.
Please do your part to spread the word.
My co-worker says her relative is keeping positive spirits. I don’t know that I’d be able to do that. But I suppose when you face that reality, you do whatever you have to do to survive. Apparently, she has already survived cancer once. I’m hoping she is able to defeat it a second time.